How to Study Commercials & Television To Improve Your Auditions

    You have to study the medium you intend to work in to feed your imagination, and therefore your read. Lucky for us, today we’re able to view and study television, voiceover, film, and commercial work with greater ease than … [Read more...]

6 Key Elements That Add Up To A Successful Voiceover Demo

      The best voiceover demos demonstrate the sort of work you intend to land, and seamlessly reveal the sort of work you’re best suited to book. To achieve this end, there are essentially 6 key elements that add up to a … [Read more...]

Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival

It’s with great Celtic pride I offer you my list of favorite Irish films, which I warmly refer to as Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival. Not just to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but because they all happen to be really great movies that you may … [Read more...]

Procrastinate Tomorrow

What’s it take to go the distance in this business? Certainly there’s no single answer, but perhaps there’s four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four elements are vital to succeeding at anything, let alone establishing your small … [Read more...]

Should You Change Your Name?

As a coach and casting director I’m often asked, “Do you think I should change my name?” almost as often as I’m asked, “What do you think of my voice?” Listen, I get it. We don’t become actors because we want to “be ourselves.” Never mind that the … [Read more...]

6 Things You Need To Know When Meeting With A Talent Agent

Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want … [Read more...]

The Best Time To Get An Agent

Pursuing representation can be a tricky thing. After all, not every hat fits every head. You want a talent agent that services the aspect of the industry you intend to work in, such as commercial, voiceover, Theatrical (film and television), … [Read more...]

The Current State Of Voice-over

Over the years, I’ve coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I’ve also worked extensively with scores of talent with vast radio and broadcast experience, who’ve dedicated themselves to the work they love, but … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Lead With A Commercial Demo As A Voice-over

There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who you’ve … [Read more...]

Why Momentum Matters To Your Career

I’ve observed a rather unexpected, unusual thing over the years with a great many of our SOUND ADVICE voiceover demo production clients. Considering we spend a great deal of time and attention getting to know the strengths and assets of each … [Read more...]